3 Problems With DIY Whitening

There are few things more attractive than discovering ways to do something yourself, to do it at a reduced rate, and to get results with ease. While we understand the reason you may swoon when you learn about DIY teeth whitening options, we are here to be the bearers of disappointing new: It’s not what you think. “But I’ve seen pictures of improvement!” you might say. Well, just like the Internet promises whiter teeth with the use of whatever you have in your cabinets and refrigerator, it also includes a multitude of digitally enhanced images. Now, about those reasons to avoid DIY methods.

#1: You Think “Natural” Is Safe

You may assume that as long as you’re using natural ingredients, nothing bad can happen to you. Unfortunately, just like poison ivy is natural but extremely dangerous, the same is true for many natural ingredients: Some are safe, some are not. When it comes to DIY teeth whitening, the use of sugar, lemons, abrasive products, and more will leave your teeth damaged, so it is wiser to avoid such methods.

#2: Nothing Compares To Professional Results

Nothing is as safe and effective as professional teeth whitening. This is because serious care has been taken to create (and choose) the proper ingredients and methods that will offer the best results and the least amount of sensitivity, all while preventing damage. You only have access to these treatments through a dental professional.

#3: You May Be Better Suited To Something Else

DIY teeth whitening may be a waste of your time if your type of staining actually requires bonding or veneers. Talk with us about what you need (instead of guessing and trying it on your own) for the best finished product.

Protect Your Smile By Receiving Professional Care

Choosing professional care for any treatment, whether whitening or otherwise, is always your safest bet. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.